I awake, not exactly refreshed but pleasantly woozy, after my first afternoon nap.
“Ageing women get axed from TV, so where’s your role model?”
Well, you can't stay in London every single day of your life, you'd go mad, and so I accept an invitation to go to Perthshire with H -- . Not that
Why foodies are getting excited about foraging
Is clothes browsing inside refurbished shipping containers in east London as hip (and non-corporate)
Leafing through the St Andrews Citizen the other day, I read a piece about plans to dig up a patch of wild ground - the local preservation trust described it as "an eyesore" - and make it into a "community garden".
Sometimes I wonder whether my horizons are shrinking too much.
The NS Interview: Fergus Henderson, chef at St John
My column from the latest <em>New Statesman</em> magazine.
What might it be like to wander around without anxiously looking at a screen every ten seconds? I wo
I emerge from five days without alcohol with a glossy coat, shining eyes and a tail thumping the floor with excitement and good, rude health.
Can inspirational LGBT figures help the victims of homophobic bullying?
I have in my hand a piece of paper: a prescription for a five-day course of Metronidazole, a heavy-duty antibiotic recommended for the treatment of (among other ailments) gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums.
In troubled times there is nothing women love better, so the age-old story goes, than a little retail therapy.
Disasters are always studied in retrospect. We will not have an experimental science of the subject any time soon.
From using euphemisms such as “collateral damage” to faking orgasms, we practise deception all the t
Can fashion be feminist?
Last week's plea for cash results in a flood of polite refusals from readers, but once again my great friend Toby steps up to the plate and the last few days of September pass without my having to sit outside Baker Street Stat
All-male panel show line-ups are making me lose my sense of humour.
Leaked goverment document coincides with Unicef report that claims UK is 'obsessed with consumerism'
“It would be silly to pretend that models aren’t tall and thin”
Y'know, me don' see dat David Starkey much down 'ere on me manor, seen, tho' wevver it am because he be chi-chi man or foo-foo racist man me don't know.
That first autumnal chill arrived early this year: I felt it, with depressingly little surprise, in August.
The Westfield Stratford centre, backed by a former Israeli commando and touted as the future face of London by the likes of Boris Johnson, makes a mockery of the East End’s history of productive work.
Rosamund Urwin of the <em>London Evening Standard</em> on a week of whingeing bankers, trouble for t
Felicity Cloake celebrates a new and sophisticated golden age of the cocktail
What were they doing there? Apart from the questionable decision to spend up to £500 a night to stay in a straw hut strewn with a bit of rustic decor, why there? Why go on holiday so near to the Somali border?
The idea that everyone has a soulmate whom they are destined to love for ever is both implausible an
At Motherwell Station, there is a reception committee awaiting me - or is it some sort of posse, with me in the Butch Cassidy role? One . . . two . . . three . . . no fewer than six ticket collectors bar my way. Golly!
Reaching out to other human beings ought to be the easiest thing. Why do I find it so difficult?